All Alone (by The Dreamer Mum)

I am all alone and I am happy, can’t you see
Maybe this is how I was always meant to be – All Alone!

I made you in charge of my happiness and smile
You stomped on my heart and went your way
I cried and cried and it took me a while
To realize that all I need is just me to brighten up my day.

No matter with no one, I am happy that way!

Soon I forgot the pains of being with someone.
The compromises, the efforts, the sacrifices one has to make!
And I fell for his false words once again.
Only to be all alone, once again!

I wish to fall in love with none but myself this time.
To be happy & content with me,
Difficult as it may be, that’s how I am meant to be – All Alone!!

No, it’s not like I have no one who loves me,
No one who cares for me or pampers me.
But I push them away; don’t let them in my heart
Because I know – when the season would change
They’ll be gone their way, happy in their lives
And I’ll be once again heartbroken, miserable and All Alone!

So now I have decided to make myself the hero of my own story
The reason for my happiness, the star of my life
And I have decided to walk this path all alone

All alone, and happy!
Happy, but all alone!!



This poetry is inspired by Lanny Bruce’s famous poetry with the same title. This poetry he ended his stand up act with was recently popularised in the Amazon Prime series – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Watch it HERE.

Also, read a fictional story about Divya & Abhishek, who have been separated for 8 years & suddenly meet one day in the market HERE.

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43 Responses

  1. smriti khatri says:

    Omg … I m just speechless…. loved the way u have penned down your heart out … so inspiring, so strong , so bold and still smiling… Hats off to you …. and seriously this is one of your epic article so far … thanks for making the world understand the importance of loving yourself …

  2. Ankita Singh says:

    I love how you have poured out every emotion in this piece. The words, emotions, and feelings are so strong that I got goosebumps while reading.

  3. I am in a relationship with my own self! SELF PARTNERED is the word of 2019 !!Way to go Shalu

  4. Ravijot Kaur says:

    My dearest, you nailed the feeling here! You have described everything I feel, and I hve in mind… Lots of love! Keep writing!

  5. rajani satardekar says:

    Amazing Shalu. So Relatable. Keep up d good work dear.

  6. Arushi Verma says:

    Beautiful!! You write with your heart and that is something I love. Well written my friend. #Bookmarked

  7. Deepika says:

    I loved every emotion in the poem. Very nicely penned. You poured your heart dear. Simply Nailed it.

  8. Sweetannu says:

    Its difficult to be alone and happy. But then I guess we all have to learn how. Loved your expressions with words and can totally understand how you feel

    • The Dreamer Mum says:

      Thanks for dropping by. Yes, it’s difficult to be happy when alone, but self-love is more important than anything else in this world for happiness.

  9. Ruchie says:

    It’s really great and so beautifully you have shared this …Inspiring too!! It’s sometime great to be alone and stay happy!!

  10. Varsh says:

    Lovely poem. There’s always this confusion between alone and lonely. I love being alone, however not because someone stomped on my heart. Being the hero of my story is awesome!

    • The Dreamer Mum says:

      Agreed. Being lonely might not be great, but being alone is sometimes a great idea for self-development.

  11. Tina Basu says:

    These are very deep and thoughtful lines you have written.It’s is difficult to be happy at times when you are alone. I loved how you poured out your heart in it.

  12. Bushra says:

    This reminds me of the importance of self-love. Very beautifully penned

  13. Self love is hard to understand. Actually our state of happiness is dependent on us, rather than leading others take over. Love your words, Shalu.

  14. Charu says:

    Beautiful penned Shalu! Am glad you ended the poem on a positive note. Self-love is truly important.

  15. Jhilmil says:

    You’ve reflected so many emotions in this poetry, self love is something that we all need to embrace!

  16. Nicely penned down shalu and each n every word is so relatable to me. I love the poem the way its written

  17. Snigdha says:

    Such a beautiful poem .. You have nailed it dear and trust me you have put out your hearts here. Awesome.

  18. jhilmildsaha says:

    Wow thats such a beautifully written piece. If we introspect a bit, we all are actually alone in this world. So we have to accept it.

  19. People often judge being alone as lonely, which is not necessarily be the case. Love the lines,quite emotional but talks about the strength and character. Great piece of writing.

  20. Aparna says:

    Haa shalu fantastic… u have outspoken my feeling in d way of poetry…. loved it

  21. Isha says:

    I love it Shalu.. I loved All Alone by Lenny Bruce too.. and this is simply fab.

  22. Beautiful…. Amazing… love it

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